GGJ Durban Delegation Goals

GGJ Political Goals in Durban and for Dec. 3 Day of Action

1. Call on the U.S. State Department to:

  • Take responsibility for being the world’s second largest carbon emitter by immediately reducing carbon emissions and by setting binding targets of a 50% reduction by 2017, as stated in the Cochabamba People’s Agreement
  • Drop the carbon-market false solutions of the Cancun Accord and adopt the rights-based real solutions of the  Cochabamba People’s Agreement and the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth
  • Reject, don't reroute, and deny, don't just delay - take action now to stop climate destruction projects including the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline

2. Expose REDDs, soil carbon, blue carbon and other false solutions to climate change that masquerade as conservation but are actually the commodification of forests, soil, and oceans.

3. Advance rights-based solutions from people of color, indigenous and poor and working class communities in the US who are disproportionately impacted by environmental racism and climate disruption

4. Develop relationships and strategies with international social movement allies including international trade unions and organizations working against carbon trading and so-called “green” capitalism towards Rio+20
 

Communications Goals and Objectives:

1. Expose the 1% who profit from pollution, land grabs, and the commodification of nature including REDDs, soil carbon, blue carbon and other false solutions to climate change

2. Confront the state department delegation and hold them responsible for “ecological security” by demanding a just transition to a new economy:

  • Agree to immediate reductions in US carbon emissions and binding target of 50% reduction by 2017 as stated in the Cochabamba People’s Agreement
  • Drop the carbon-market false solutions of the Cancun Accord and adopt the rights-based real solutions of the  Cochabamba People’s Agreement and the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth
  • Don’t delay - take action to deny the permit for the destructive TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline

3. Tell stories connecting community-based climate solutions from people of color, indigenous and poor and working class communities in the US who are disproportionately impacted by environmental racism and climate disruption with solutions from EJ and CJ communities in South Africa.